by Louis Armand
ISBN 80-239-6197-7 (fiction). 141pp.
Published: 2003
Publisher: Antigen, NY

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"Menudo is a thump to the head... unrelenting, a flying wedge, an encyclopaedia of the wasteland, an uzi assault pumping desolation lead... inspiring"
--Thor Garcia

Set in Mexico, Menudo is a radical montage of overlapping accounts of a crime. Details multiply, repeat, segue into one another, but do not "add up." These include laboratory transcripts; the diary of a drug addict in Mexico City; the testimony of a malaria patient in a sanatorium; an escapee and a catholic priest in a village near Tapachula; an archaeologist at Yaxchillan... The question arises as to what relationship there is between evidence and reality. And what does it mean for something to be "self evident"?

Louis Armand is director of the Prague Microfestival. His books include Strange Attractors; Letters from Ausland; and The Garden.